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How I Became an Anti-Israel Jew

    How I Became an Anti-Israel Jew

Bear with me. This is very difficult to write, but write it I must, however much the putting of words on paper intensifies the pain. When I was a small girl on a street corner in Budapest, watching a convoy of camp inmates being returned, I cried. No, not tears. By then I had learned…

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The Israeli Army Can No Longer Salvage Its Image

    The Israeli Army Can No Longer Salvage Its Image

It is has been a very bad week for those claiming Israel has the most moral army in the world. Here’s a small sample of abuses of Palestinians in recent days in which the Israeli army was caught lying. A child horrifically injured by soldiers was arrested and terrified into signing a false confession that…

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US Just Had a Black History Month, Now It Needs a White One

    US Just Had a Black History Month, Now It Needs a White One

As long as you believe you are white, there is no hope for you. — James Baldwin At 4:44 am on July 30th, 1864, Confederate sentries guarding a rebel stronghold just east of Petersburg, Virginia heard an awful, subterranean roar, followed in quick succession by a tremor underfoot that seemed to last, soldiers would say…

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Apocalyptic Christians are Hoping Trump Will Usher in the End Times

    Apocalyptic Christians are Hoping Trump Will Usher in the End Times

Welcome back, Gog and Magog. I can’t say that I’ve missed you.  You might remember the Gog and Magog story from 2003, when George W. Bush was making plans to invade Iraq and assembling a “coalition of the willing.” French President Jacques Chirac was quite unwilling, so Bush went to great lengths to break down…

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Cold-War Fascism, and Neo-Moonies: The Bizarre Story Behind the AR-15 Church Ceremony

  Cold-War Fascism, and Neo-Moonies: The Bizarre Story Behind the AR-15 Church Ceremony

NEWFOUNDLAND, PENNSYLVANIA — People across the world were shocked as hundreds of couples carrying AR-15 rifles filled a Pennsylvania church on Wednesday in a mass ceremony where their marriages were blessed and their firearms hailed as divine “rods of iron.” Across social media and elsewhere, many shared photos of the spectacle in the belief that…

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Displacing WikiLeaks and Intercepting Whistleblowers: SecureDrop’s Security Problem

  Displacing WikiLeaks and Intercepting Whistleblowers: SecureDrop’s Security Problem

This report has been updated thanks to new revelations from the work of investigative journalist Yasha Levine and his research into the Tor project for his new book Surveillance Valley. WikiLeaks, the transparency organization known for publishing leaked documents that threaten the powerful, finds itself under pressure like never before, as does its editor-in-chief, Julian…

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Amnesty International Winks at Trump’s Economic Attack on Venezuela

  Amnesty International Winks at Trump’s Economic Attack on Venezuela

Amnesty International told me that it “does not take a position on the current application” of U.S. economic sanctions that Trump’s administration imposed on Venezuela in August “but rather emphasizes the urgent need to address the serious crisis of the right to health and food which Venezuela is facing. In terms of human rights, it…

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Israel Destroys the Homes and History of Palestine’s Indigenous Bedouin

  Israel Destroys the Homes and History of Palestine’s Indigenous Bedouin

BIR-AS-SABA’, NAQAB (Analysis) — The Naqab region is assumed to be an integral part of the apartheid state of Israel. However, like all other parts of historic Palestine, it was taken by force and occupied since 1948, when the Zionist state was established. For the last seven decades its indigenous people, the Palestinian Bedouin who…

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The Council on Foreign Relations’ Push Towards a New Cold War

  The Council on Foreign Relations’ Push Towards a New Cold War

WASHINGTON — If you are even a casual consumer of Western media then you know the current top threat to U.S. security according to corporate journalists is Russian aggression. According to neoconservative politicians such as Arizona Senator John McCain, the Russian interference in last year’s election — which has so far only been shown to…

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UN Feigns Outrage Over Ghouta While Terrorist Rockets Rain Down on Damascus

  UN Feigns Outrage Over Ghouta While Terrorist Rockets Rain Down on Damascus

GHOUTA, SYRIA — On February 20, from Amman, Jordan, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa, Geert Cappelaere, issued a statement of “outrage” titled: “The war on children in Syria: Reports of mass casualties among children in Eastern Ghouta and Damascus.” The “statement” — consisting of blank lines with the preface “No words…

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